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Tuesday

Facebook, Twitter stocks tumble after Trump ban

Twitter and Facebook stock fell drastically in pre-market trading yesterday.

2:40
Dec 3, 2020

SMS still in the game 28 years later

The first SMS was sent nearly three decades ago today, delivering a message that simply read “Merry Christmas”.

4:40

Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act

Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.

3:20
Oct 15, 2020

Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.

3:40

Girls around the world are abused on social media

New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.

4:20
Aug 3, 2020

Twitter hack masterminds charged in the US

The three suspects, two of whom are teenagers, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.

5:50
Jul 20, 2020

Twitter fights to rebuild trust after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform continues its investigation of the hacking incident, working with law enforcement in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.

3:50

New emojis debut on World Emoji Day

As the world celebrates World Emoji Day, over 117 new emojis are expected to make their debut in 2020, including COVID-19 emojis.

4:30
Jul 16, 2020

High-profile Twitter accounts hijacked in crypto scam

A coordinated social engineering attack targets top users like Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, among others.

5:00
Jun 11, 2020

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.

3:20

Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash

The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.

3:00
Jun 4, 2020

‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees

The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

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